|Driver, Technology||40 mm Dynamic, Bonded biocellulose Composite with flexible surround|
|Frequency range||15 Hz up to 20 kHz|
|Max. Input power||40 mW|
|Sensitivity||115dB/mW @ 1 kHz IEC 318|
|Inputs||3.5 mm Stereo mini jack, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Bluetooth range||10+ Meter|
|cable length||1,2 Meter|
|supported codecs||aptX, aptX LL, SBC, AAC|
|Battery life||20 hours / 800 hours Standby|
|Materials||Aluminium, imitation leather, genuine leather|
|Price||Price not available|
In spite of the price and the materials used, we have some faults with the workmanship, but first we address the positive aspects. As mentioned, the bracket is completely made of aluminium, but it is not completely torsion-resistant and can be attached so comfortably.
All pads, covers and seams are also well finished or glued. Nothing stands out or is loose. The leather on the headband is nice to touch and has no flaws. The plastic elements are also processed flawlessly, there are no sharp or protruding edges.
The only negative point is the MicroUSB socket. This is a bit slipped in the case and doesn’t fit properly. The cable can still be connected without any problems, but you can see this small error directly if you look at the Arc-1 from below.
With only 258 grams the Arc-1 is really light. Aiwa does a lot right when it comes to wearing comfort. The low weight combined with the good padding almost makes you forget the Arc-1 on your head. Also the contact pressure is just right. Sweaty ears are still present in hot weather.